Thursday, March 12, 2009

Shum Shing Man

After the previous 2 Rieslings..the last bottle of this 2003 seemed the natural finish for the noble trio... Knipser just makes very good wine..and he has just been voted the 'Grower Of The Year 2009 ' by Gault Millau. Not only are his Riesling tops..he now has plots of Merlot & well as his excellent Spätburgunder..and he even has a fine Chardonnay & some Grauburgunder.
The oriental gentleman is Shum Shing Man...who has been with us a long time. He is 'pflegeleicht' (easy to look after)..and likes his goes well with his diet!

Knipser Riesling Auslese Trocken
Halbstück 2003

Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
This is the best Riesling Knipser produces...and costs ONLY € 15,--. According to Gault Millau..the 2004 is worth 94 points!!!
Yellow-gold colour...classic ripe nose..nuts with citrus fruit aromas..clear..ripe fruit.....with a mouth-watering juicy acidity..which worried me it is wrapped up with the Restsüße..touch of smoke..and a definite grapefruit flavour. Knipser releases his wines when they are ready to drink..and at this price / quality ratio..should be snapped up.
Points 17.5

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